Making an Eternal Difference Class Outline
 
By: Brent High

Things needed
Copy of Eli's "Things I Prayed For" CD
Copy of Ray Boltz' "Thank You" song
Piece of lumber
VCR/TV
Copy of Schindler's List VHS/DVD movie
CD Player

Starter discussion questions
What will you want to have accomplished in 10 years?
What goals have you set for yourself for the next 10 years?
What do you want the epitaph on your tombstone to read?
What do you want the scene at your funeral to be?
Seeing the end picture of your funeral/epitaph, how does that change the way you think about your goals for the next 10 years?

Exercises
1. Play "The Lumber Song" off Eli's "Things I Prayed For" CD. Listen carefully to lyrics.
2. Play "Thank You" by Ray Boltz. Compare the two songs and the two scenes painted. Ask which scene you want to experience.
3. Play clip in Schindler's List (towards very end of the movie) when Oscar Schindler takes off his gold watch, weeps and says, "This could have bought one more," referring to the Jews he was able to buy away from the German army. Ask if we're doing everything we can to reach the lost. Will we have bullets left in our chamber that we should have fired? Will there be money in our pockets we should have spent? How can we have no regrets?

Point
We must be about doing things that are going to matter 100 years from now. Investing in people always gets a return.

Scriptures
Matthew 6:19-21 - treasures in heaven
Matthew 16:24-27 - what has a man profited
1 Tim 4:12 - don't let people look down on young
Romans 14:12 - everyone will give an account
Rev 20:11-15 - judgment